Scottish tennis star Andy Murray is widely regarded as the unofficial fourth member of the ‘Big Four’. While the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have amassed relatively more accolades, the Briton is an excellent player in his own right.
In 2016, Murray was at the peak of his powers, having won the Wimbledon title, his second Olympic gold medal at the Rio Olympics, and regaining the world number one ranking.
The following year saw him suffer as a result of multiple injuries that halted his progress when he was at his best. He missed many tournaments in 2017, ultimately falling outside the top-10 in the rankings.
Murray played hardly any matches in 2018 and eventually underwent hip surgery and further rehabilitation for the injury. As a result, he fell outside the top-800 in the rankings.
In early 2019, Murray announced he might not return to professional tennis due to numerous injury problems and that the Australian Open could be his final event. However, he underwent a second hip surgery midway through the year which worked wonders for him.
After the surgery and rehab, he made a winning return to the doubles domain of tennis at Queens’ Club where he partnered with Feliciano Lopez.
In May 2019, he received the ‘Knighthood’ at Buckingham Palace.
He gradually made his comeback to the ATP Tour’s singles events as well, but just could not find form. In 2020, Murray defeated Alexander Zverev at the Western and Southern Open. He then won an epic five-setter against Yoshihito Nishioka at the US Open in his Grand Slam comeback, before losing in round two.
In terms of performance, while he may not be as decorated as the rest of the Big Four, Murray’s stats are still impressive. The British star has claimed three Grand Slam titles and 43 ATP titles. He has also bagged two Olympic Gold Medals (men’s singles) and an Olympic Silver (mixed doubles).
Coming back to his Grand Slam wins, he won the 2012 US Open. Murray also clinched two Wimbledon Championships in 2013 and 2016. He also became the World No.1 in November 2016 and won the ATP Finals in 2016.
Murray was experiencing excruciating pain for many years. He revealed that he struggled to even put on his socks and walk the dogs. Consequently, he decided to undergo arthroscopic hip surgery in January 2019. However, it was difficult for him to make a comeback on the professional tour. Consequently, he announced during the Australian Open 2019 that he will retire later that year.
Nevertheless, Murray came back on the ATP Tour from the verge of retirement.
It isn’t surprising to learn that he has a staggering net worth of $165 million. His on-court earnings aggregate $61 million.
Murray has inked numerous endorsement deals with Standard Life, Head, and Rado. In 2016, he penned a deal with British car manufacturing giant Jaguar. In 2019, he signed with tennis apparel brand Castore and also uses their apparel.
Murray’s other partners include TRR nutrition, Amazon Prime Video, American Express, tennis racquet manufacturer Head, WSB, NHS, WWF-UK, and UNICEF.
The Scot has pledged his support to charities like Comic Relief, Make-A-Wish Foundation, (RED), Sport Relief, UNICEF, and others. Comic Relief aids homeless and needy people in especially in terms of disaster relief.
Make-A-Wish Foundation helps children with terminal illnesses fulfill any dream of theirs. (RED) helps out by donating money to African people affected by HIV/AIDS.
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Address/Residence||Oxshott, Surrey, England, UK|
|Endorsement||Head, Jaguar, Castore, AMC, TRR Nutrition, American Express, WSB, NHS, Amazon Prime Video.|
|Birthdate||May 15th, 1987|
|No. Of titles won||46|
|No. Of Grand Slam titles won||3|
|Records/Achievements||First British man since 1936 to win a Grand Slam singles tournament, First British man to win the Wimbledon Championships after 77 years in 2013, the only male player in history to win two Olympic gold medals, US Open 2012 champion, Wimbledon 2016 champion.|